Kim Booth MP 
Greens Leader

Member for Bass

 
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ABOUT KIM
Former sawmill business operator, Kim Booth is our MP in Bass. 
 
He is a strong advocate for equitable access to education and healthcare. Kim is also committed to Tasmania retaining our clean air, that the marine environment is free of toxic effluent.
 
Coming from a sawmilling background means that Kim Booth knows how to create more jobs with less logs: demonstrated by his radial sawmill proposal for Scottsdale, and his recent local sawmilling trials utilising logs categorised by Forestry Tasmania as only fit for export. 
 
Kim Booth is the only member in Bass who voted in Parliament against the toxic and controversial Gunns Ltd pulp mill proposal for Bell Bay. 
 
 

GET IN CONTACT

Bass Electorate Office
Level1, Henty House, Civic Square

LAUNCESTON 7250
ph: 03 6324 2040
greensnorth@parliament.tas.gov.au

 

Forestry Tasmania Review Stalled

 

Harriss Must Rule Out Further Forestry Public Subsidies in State Budget 

Forestry Minister, Paul Harriss, must disclose whether his in-house review of Forestry Tasmania is considering the sale of any of the GBE’s assets, and rule out further public subsidies in the forthcoming state budget to continue propping it up, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“Minister Harriss’ failure deliver on his own Forestry Tasmania’s review’s deadline once again exposes his lack of any coherent forest industry plan,” Mr Booth said.

Value of Wilderness to Tasmania

 

Premier Chokes on Word Wilderness

The claims by the Premier, Will Hodgman, that his Trade Mission to China will be taking “Tasmania to the World” has been exposed as a sham, given his refusal to confirm that he will be promoting Tasmania’s internationally acclaimed wilderness during his visit.

“It was an extraordinary and telling sight in Parliament during Question Time when the Premier virtually choked on the word ‘wilderness’,” Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said.

Laborials Block Greens' Amendments to Gun Laws

Gun Laws Spousal Notification Provision Defeat is Missed Opportunity 

The government’s refusal to support a proposed Greens’ amendment to require spousal notification of gun applications is a missed opportunity to harmonise the state’s gun control and family violence laws, Greens Leader and Police and Emergency Services spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“It is very disappointing that this opportunity was not taken today, and also disappointing that there was no good reason provided by the Minister for voting down the Greens’ amendment,” Mr Booth said.

Marine Farming Concerns Grow

 

Call for Moratorium & Inquiry into Fish Farms 

The Greens today formally moved in the House of Assembly for there to be an immediate moratorium placed on any new, or expansion of current, marine farming licences, while an investigation into fish farm impacts is conducted.

“Given the latest controversy surrounding the impact current salmon farms are having on other fisheries and the environment, clearly the responsible course of action is to place an immediate moratorium on any new, or extension to, fish farm licences while an independent investigation is conducted,” Mr Booth said.

Fish Farm Concerns

 

Halt Fish Farm Expansion & Bring Industry Back Under State Planning Laws 

The Hodgman government must intervene and call a halt to any salmon farming expansion until all other commercial, recreational fishing and environmental concerns can be properly addressed, Greens Leader and Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“The latest controversy, which has seen abalone and mussel industry players allege that fish farming in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel has damaged their businesses, highlights it is past time that the assessment of fish farms must be brought back under the normal planning regime,” Mr Booth said.

Vanessa Bleyer for Windermere

 

Lawyer and Small Business Owner Challenges Dean for Windermere 

 

Greens Leader and Member for Bass Kim Booth MP today announced local lawyer and small business operator Vanessa Bleyer as the Party’s endorsed candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Windermere.

"On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I am extremely proud to be announcing today our candidate for the Windermere, Vanessa Bleyer, who will set a strong challenge to sitting Member Mr Dean,” Mr Booth said.

Supporting an End to Bullying

 

Petition to Strengthen Bullying Laws Launched on National Day of Action 

Greens Leader, Kim Booth MP, today marked the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence by standing alongside anti-bulling organisation, Angel’s Hope, to launch a Petition he will be sponsoring in the House of Assembly.

“I am proud as a Member of Parliament to sponsor the Petition for Angel’s Hope, the aim of which is to bring to the attention of the State government the urgent need for an overhaul of current laws to include bullying as an offence or form of unacceptable behaviour and thus punishable in accordance with the legislation,” Mr Booth said.

Vale Malcolm Fraser

 

Malcolm Fraser: A Great Voice for Human Rights Passes

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP paid tribute to Malcolm Fraser, describing him as a statesman who left a significant humanitarian legacy.

“Malcolm Fraser’s fierce and principled advocacy for human rights, both at home and internationally, transcended the political divide,” Mr Booth said.

Serious Concerns Over Resources Minister's Actions

 

Sawmill Subsidies Referred to Integrity Commission 

Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP today described government funded payments to selected sawmills as potentially constituting corrupt behaviour and has referred the matter to the Tasmanian Integrity Commission.

“I have referred this matter to the Integrity Commission because they are the only body capable of investigating independently this disgraceful affair,” Mr Booth said.

State Fracking Ban Bill

 

Fracking Ban Bill Tabled In Parliament 

The Greens today tabled in the State Parliament their Mineral Resources Development (Hydraulic Fracturing) Amendment Bill 2015, which seeks to implement a permanent ban on fracking across the state.

“The Greens have followed through on our public commitment to move for a permanent ban on fracking in Tasmania by tabling this Bill,” Greens Leader and Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.